• Short Summary

    THAILAND'S KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), OPENED THE FIRST JOINT SITTING OF THE NATION'S NEW PARLIAMENT AND WARNED ITS MEMBERS THAT UNITY WAS ESSENTIAL FOR THE COUNTRY'S SURVIVAL.

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    THAILAND'S KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), OPENED THE FIRST JOINT SITTING OF THE NATION'S NEW PARLIAMENT AND WARNED ITS MEMBERS THAT UNITY WAS ESSENTIAL FOR THE COUNTRY'S SURVIVAL.

    THE KING -- SHADED BY A NINE-TIERED UMBRELLA, THE EMBLEM OF ROYALTY -- TOLD 164 MEMBERS OF THE APPOINTED SENATE AND 218 MEMBERS OF THE ELECTED HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT THE NEW GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE TO BEAR A HEAVY BURDEN IN DEALING WITH THE DANGERS FACING THE COUNTRY.

    HE APPEALED TO ALL MEMBERS TO SHOULDER THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES IN CONSULTATION, DEBATE, AND AGREEMENT IN THE GENUINE INTERESTS OF THE THAI NATION AND PEOPLE.

    THE GENERAL ELECTIONS ON FEBRUARY 10 WERE THAILAND'S FIRST SINCE 1958 WHEN THE LATE PRIME MINISTER, FIELD MARSHALL SARIT THANARAT, SEIZED POWER AND ABOLISHED PARLIAMENT AND OTHER DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS.

    MEANWHILE, ABOUT 34 INDEPENDENT MEMBERS OF THE 21??? HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAVE DECIDED TO JOIN THE GOVERNMENT'S UNITED THAI PEOPLE'S PARTY. THE GOVERNMENT WON 75 SEATS, INDEPENDENTS 72 AND THE MAJOR OPPOSITION DEMOCRAT PARTY 57 SEATS. ONE GOVERNMENT MEMBER DIED ON WEDNESDAY OF HEART ATTACK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACPUY8HE87R86M674JF709KY63
    Media URN:
    VLVACPUY8HE87R86M674JF709KY63
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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